The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 27, 1942, Image 3

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Aggie Swimmers Show Great Form in Meets; Should be Threats for SWC Title Next Year Entries Coming in Fast for Gulf AAUMeet Campus Cleaners Eliminate Theatre 9-7; Mignon Martin, Famous Diving Queen Entered; Final Preparations Are Made Await Winner of Lipscomb-Lonpot Series BATTALIONA— Sjtiemr Thursday, August 27, 1942 Page 3 MUTES* by'•Ttlihe TJJann While football talk predominates the scene at Aggieland, one can’t overlook a great showing Coach Art Adamson’s swimming team is piling up this year. The tankers, admittedly, have been in but two meets, but it’s not the mere fact that the boys have managed to win ’em. It’s the fact that they won so decisively over top-flight competition that makes you kind of feel that there is truly a great aquatic team around you. That brings up some important questions of next year’s Southwest Conference swimming campaign. By that time, Danny Green, George Heaney, will be sophomores and eligible for varsity competition. True, Coach Adamson will pri marily have to rely on sophomore stock, but when you look at the records of some of these poys, you just snap your fingers and say “It’s a cinch—we’ll have a champ by late March.” This boy Green will truly make history as far as Aggie swimming js concerned. He swims with the rapidity of a motor boat, with a ARROW’S “DOUBLER” SHIRT The “Doubler” is like two shirts for the price of one; you can wear it as a regular shirt—and as a sports shirt! It is made of fine, pre-tested oxford cloth ... it is tail ored as only Arrow can tailor ... its Arrow col lar and sanforized label means permanent fit. All White or Solid Colors $2.50 result that has record after re cord go into the waste basket after each meet. He is a free style specia list, excelling in the 220 and 440 yard sprints. He should pole a few records before he finishes A. & M. that will stand up for a long, long time. As for Heaney, he should be the conference’s best backstroke indi vidualist. He won the state meet al most annually while attending high school and has attained mid-season form in meets this year. Most of the weakness appear in the spring and diving events. Aside of the speedy Green, Coach Adam son can’t boast of any more superb free-stylists, and unless someone is developed to gain those pre cious second and third places, the Aggies may have a few heart aches. As for the diving part, Coach Adamson’s tankers have al ways had a weakness in that de partment. Divers are few and far between, and although the veteran Aggie coach makes an annual plea for prospective divers, he has had very little luck in that respect. It’s still a bit early in the year to look as far ahead as the latter part of March—time of the South west Conference swimming meet— but if the present showing by the Cadets is any kind of an indica tion, you can bet that the long-ac customed reign of Texas Universi ty over the rest of the conference swimmers will be at an end. SPORT SQUIBS FROM HERE AND THERE; WEDDING BELLS RING FOR PAPPY WESSON It’s wedding bells for Euel “Pop pa” Wesson, huge Aggie tackle of the past year, Friday night at Ft. Worth. . . Pappy is slated to say “I do” along with his attractive wife-to-be, Nora Nettles of Tem ple. . . Incidentally, speaking of Wesson, the big Temple gridster, will be in school during the foot ball season finishing work on his military contract. . . He will pro bably be one of the freshman as sistant football coaches. . . At pre sent, during his spare hours, Pap py spends the time umpiring the Twilight League softball games, and doing a nifty job of it. . .A to- (See KYLE FIELD. Page 4) There’s still three more weeks be fore the huge summer intramural program comes to a successful end ing, but Director W. L. Penberthy,' Assistant Spike White and the rest of the physical education de partment are already working out final plans for that long-awaited stretch which comes during the Lipscomb One Up On Loupot’s; Meet Again Today in SecondGame The regular season league-lead ing Campus Cleaners outlasted the Campus Theatre’s challenge, 9-7, to sweep the two-game series and knock the latter out of the Shaugh- nessey playoff. To Await Winner The Cleaners will now await the winner of the Loupot-Lipscomb fracas, which will take up again tomorrow after being postponed last night by mutual agreement by both teams. Errors marked the Cleaners- Theatre game, which, incidentally was one of the wildest games of the year. The Theatre bunch start ed off the slugfest with two un earned runs in the opening frame. Black singled, but was forced by Bob Walker. Zapalac popped up and Fowler beat out a hit. Glass then hit one to Gillette, who deflected the ball into right field, causing Walker and Fowler to score. Gain Run Back The Cleaners gained one of their runs back as Jennings and Lietz drew walks and Gillette singled the former one 2 in. They scored four more in the third on singles by Ramsey, Lietz and Grantham and a walk to Drake. Another three came across in the fourth on hits by Drake and Dunn and a walk to J. Daniels. Their final tally came in the sixth on hits by Tillery, Daniels and Ramsey. Meanwhile, the Theatre bunch came back hard to tighten up the slack. After counting one run each in the second and fourth, they open- edup a determined rally in the sixth'that almost nipped the Clean ers. Zapalac singled and went to second as Drake erred on Fowler’s grounder. Glass flied out but Leo Daniels smashed a single through second to score both runners. He himself then counted as Bill Walk er lashed out a bingle to right. Gunner Dunn of the Cleaners stood out with his brilliant field ing in short field while Leo Dan iels of the Theatre made some bril liant catches in his shortfield post. Both a grand game. latter part of September. One-Semester Rule Breaking a tradition that has stood here for many years, the in tramural department will award a championship flag after only one semester. Heretofore, it’s been a custom for an organization to fight through a whole year before a glory, which is coveted by every entry, comes. This year, the flag will be awarded at the end of the summer semester, which, incident ally concludes one of the most successful intramural seasons in many a year. Championships have already been awarded in Class A tennis and water polo and Class B swimming and volleyball. The rest of the sports are in their final stretch and playoffs are due to start in the very near future. Sport Winners Winners crowned so far include: Class A—Infantry Band (Tennis) and 3rd Headquarters Field Ar tillery (Water Polo); Class B—C Replacement Center (Volleyball) and C Field Artillery (Swimming). Adding a few needed points to their cause were the runnerups in the various sports mentioned. In the Class A division of tennis, A In fantry gathered in the runnerup spot, while I Field Artillery came in second best in the water polo encounter. In Class B 3rd Hdq. Field Ar tillery wound up behind the college swimming champs, while the “pad dle-feet” from E Infantry came in second in the volleyball race. Festivities imthe fornv of an ice cream party were enjoyed by the Intramural Departmental Mana gers Club Tuesday night at their regular meeting. Johnny Mouser, , i: i , :r . . , junior manager, is president of the :lub which has been organized for the “recrea tion” of the man agers. Musical en tertainment was furnished by a string quartet consisting of Eck- Mike Mann le y Schatzman, Bob Abshire, Jimmie Boone, and Bill Ross. The latter came forth FORFEIT DOGHOUSE CLASS A ■ B Ordnance, softball, 2 A Signal torps, swimming B Infantry, volleyball CLASS B Artillery Band, tennis C Coast Artillery, softball G Infantry, softball C Replacement Center, tennis D Engineers, tennis with a flute at intervals and pro vided an enjoyable contrast. The current intramural season Now as to the situation in the drive for the intramural college championship. At present, with three more sports in the balance, the Infantry Band and A Infantry dominate the Class A division with a total of 135 markers apiece. Soft- ball, volleyball and swimming may prove to be the deciding factor in the championship drives of either team. Class A Leader C Field Artillery, meanwhile, is atop the Class pinacle leading its nearest adversary, E Infantry by 10 points. The former has compil ed a total of 135 points while the latter has been able to gather 125. Again, the remaining three sports— softball, water polo and tennis will in all probability be the determin ing factor in this gruelling race. Both of the aforementioned teams are in the thick of the above nam ed sports, and should have a merry fight of it before the final cur tain rings down during the latter part of September. Race Not Over The race is not over yet by any means. There are three or four teams in both divisions of Class A and B that definitely in a threat ening position, and with a deter mined last minute drive may be able to outdistance the present leaders. At any rate, Director Pen berthy expects a hard fight from the contestants to the final day. Playoffs for the undetermined sports will be held within a week or two. is rapidly drawing to a close with the final games being played this week and the first part of next week. This play will complete the regular leagues but the playoffs are yet to come. These playoffs will begin next week and continue for the next 10 or 15 days. A most successful season has been in evidence for the intramural participants. The entire humber of games have been run off with a minimum of trouble and the for feits, while high at times, have, on the whole been low. Dewey Hoke of the Intramural department wishes to remind any men who are taking intramurals instead of classwork for P. E. cre dit and who have changed out fits during the year to report to the Intramural office to have their records changed if they have not yet done so. With only a few games left to be played, it would be advisable for recreational officers to check on the men in their outfit who are taking intramurals for P. E. credit. They may be a game or two away from the passing limit of 16 games and this last week may offer enough games for them to pull through. CLASS A Softball (See INTRAMURALS, Page 4) Trade with Lou HE IS RIGHT WITH YOU Interest for Aggieland’s top swimming attraction of the year is growing fast and furious as entries from every part of the state are rolling in at a rapid pace. Most of the entries are coming from Hous ton, Port Arthur and Beaumont. The big festivities of the week end bring to Aggieland the Gulf Coast AAU meet, which will com prise some of the state’s outstand ing aquatic stars, including Mignon Martin, Houston’s beautiful div ing queen and Lloyd Smoot, ju venile back-stroke sensation. Incidentally, one of the most in teresting events of the day should be the back-stroke duel between Smoot and George Heaney, Aggie freshman sensation. Smoot and Heaney have met in several meets, with one of the other coming out on top by a shade. At present, Heaney holds a slight edge having beaten Smoot two out of the three times they have met. Their first meeting was for the TAAF swimming championship which Heaney annexed by a shade, defeating Smoot in the last drive. The latter, however, gained re venge when he edged out his rival in the meet this past year. Heaney then came back to beat Smoot for the second time—this instance at the Southwestern AAU meet last year; However, the feature of the meet is due to come from the swim ming exhibitions presented by Miss Martin and Danny Green the sen sational Texas Aggie swimming ace. Green has broken at least one record in every meet that Coach Adamson’s crew have participated and Saturday night is expected to add a few more laurels in his specialties—the 220 and the 440 yard free style events. 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